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The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Navigating College Stress: Effective Strategies and Le Moyne Resources for Student Well-being
Mai Aljanabi, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

College life presents unique challenges and stressors for students, impacting their mental well-being and overall success. This article delves...

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Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • September 26, 2023

In the world of theater, Le Moyne College graduate John Douglas Thompson is known to possess an exceptional ability to captivate audiences, effortlessly...

Le Moyne Alum and MLB Star Josiah Gray Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award
Michael Scalise, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Here at Le Moyne, the phrase “Greatness meets Goodness” is at the very foundation by which the school stands, and it is safe to say that...

Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Carly Nicolai, Editor in Chief • September 18, 2023

“What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s a question many college students have heard before, whether it comes from friends and...

Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Stephanie R. Duscher, Staff Writer • September 16, 2023

Many Le Moyne students have likely walked by the lovely gardens outside the Jesuit Residence–a beautiful touch of color amidst the many cloudy...

Student of the Week: Katelyn Kane

Student of the Week:  Katelyn Kane

By the age of 20, not many people can claim that they have survived cancer or gotten a racecar. As it turns out, Le Moyne junior Katelyn Kane has done both.

A mathematics and economics double major with a concentration in actuarial science and a minor in accounting, Kane somehow finds a way to divide her time between academics and racing on the dirt track.

“It’s hard sometimes,” Kane said. “I don’t relax ever.”

Despite such difficulties, it’s clear Kane’s time management is paying off. She’s won several academic awards at Le Moyne, including the Frank T. Dolan Award for Liberal Arts and the William L. Lucas Award for Mathematics, and she’s made the Dean’s list every semester.

As for racing, Kane finally qualified for and placed second in the Fulton Outlaw 200 just a few weeks ago. This in particular was a welcome experience; back in May, at the start of the racing season, Kane got off to a rough start.

“I had a tough beginning of the season,” Kane said. “I felt like I had a target on me the whole time, so the Fulton Outlaw 200 was the closing I needed.”

Kane has been a racing aficionado her entire life, learning how to drive both a regular car and a racecar at the age of 16. She recalls that her grandparents kept a racecar for a friend when she was very little.

“I kept saying to my grandparents, ‘I wanna race like him!’” Kane said. “Later, when I got sick, as an incentive, they promised to buy me a racecar at the end of treatment. I own three racecars now.”

Being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 13 was, not surprisingly, a bit of a setback for Kane. After a few years of treatment, she was back on her feet almost immediately.

“I finished treatment in April 2007 and I started racing in May that same year,” Kane said. She has been racing ever since and plans to keep doing so “as long as my budget allows me.”

Although Kane has a fairly full plate on her hands, she also manages to take time for other things including snowmobiling in the winter, an informal internship at Mutual of Omaha, summer classes and the occasional golf outing.

Kane has her own Facebook fan page ( and has been featured in several news stories, including an article on and an upcoming piece for LCTV. Kane herself admits hers is not a typical life.

“Being a girl and racing? Not your average everyday thing,” Kane said.

Nonetheless, Kane hopes she can influence others to go after their own dreams and passions.

“I’d encourage everyone to reach for their goals, no matter what,” Kane added.


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